How Do We Overcome Satan’s Accusation?
Revelation 12:10 says, “… the accuser of our brothers …, who accuses them before our God day and night.” As soon as a person is saved, his conscience is quickened, and he begins to know sin. Consequently, Satan steps in to counterfeit the Holy Spirit’s work. He accuses man in his conscience. Such an attack is found frequently among God’s children, and it causes much havoc.
It is true that we should pay attention to the reproach of the Holy Spirit once we become Christians. However, we also need to withstand Satan’s accusation.
Revelation 12:11 says, “And they (the brothers) overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they loved not their soul-life even unto death.” Here, “him” refers to Satan, who accuses the brothers. How do we overcome him?
First, we overcome him by the blood of the Lamb. On one hand, when we sin before the Lord, we must confess our sins. On the other hand, we must say to Satan, “There is no need for you to accuse me! I come before the Lord today by the blood of the Lamb. To overcome Satan, we must show him that we are forgiven through the Lord’s precious blood. All our sins, major or minor, have been forgiven through the blood of the Lamb. This is the Word of God: “… the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from every sin” (1 John 1:7b).
Second, we overcome him because of the word of our testimony. This word of our testimony declares the spiritual facts; it declares the victory of the Lord. We must tell Satan, “There is no need for you to trouble me! My sins have been forgiven through the Lord’s blood!” We need to exercise our faith to declare that Jesus is Lord and that He has won the victory. We need to speak out the word of our testimony and let Satan hear this word.
Third, we must not love our soul-life even unto death. “The blood of the Lamb” and “the word of their testimony,” spoken of previously, are two conditions for victory over Satan. The refusal to love one’s soul-life even unto death is an attitude. No matter what Satan is doing, even if he is putting us to death, our attitude should be such that we still trust in the blood of the Lamb and still declare His victory. Satan’s accusation will stop if we stand fast in this way. He cannot overcome us. Instead, we will surely overcome him!